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Remco Evenepoel’s push on Primoz Roglic causes some uproar: ‘This is disrespectful, you don’t do that’

Remco Evenepoel’s push on Primoz Roglic causes some uproar: ‘This is disrespectful, you don’t do that’

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 5:51 PM

Remco Evenepoel gave Primoz Roglic a slight nudge during stage 11 of the Tour de France. Evenepoel appeared to be urging Roglic to ride harder at the front, which caused some uproar after the stage. For example, analyst Marcel Kittel saw it as disrespectful: “You just don’t do it,” he said in the press conference. number.

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The push came after Evenepoel rejoined Roglic on one of the final climbs and the two began to spin. Kittel had a strong opinion on the matter: “I personally don’t like such a push, it’s disrespectful in my eyes. They’re both fighting for the podium. You just don’t do it. It’s possible in the gruppeto, but now it’s not a group.

“What he means by that is just speculation, but for me this is a great opportunity to show the viewers: ‘He (Roglic, ed.) is up there and I’m pushing him.’ I’m the stronger rider among us.” “I don’t think that’s really allowed,” Kittel was critical and clear.

Evenepoel himself later stated that it was clear that Roglic was no longer feeling fresh in the final. “His titles were not honest. In the end, I can also draw positive conclusions from this,” Evenepoel said. Sporza.